Scottish Patriotic Collection 

Choose from 3 designs from Mearnscraft - the Scottish Lion Rampant Flag, or two extracted versions of the Declaration of Arbroath - Scotland's medieval declaration of Independence.


Our Lion Rampant kit measures 7 x 5 inches and is supplied with 14-count Aida material and Anchor stranded cottons (floss).


The Declaration of Arbroath (Aida) kit, which measures 8 x 12.5 inches, comes with 14-count Aida and and incorporates a 4-colour Celtic knotwork border, a verse from the Declaration, a Lion Rampant, Scottish flags and either a thistle as illustrated or a picture of the ruined Arbroath Abbey - charts for both are included.


The Declaration of Arbroath (Evenweave) is on 27-count white Linda evenweave and includes the most famous and stirring phrase from the Declaration (see below).  Measuring 6 x 8.2 inches, the kit includes a Celtic knotwork border in four colours together with illustrations of Arbroath Abbey, the Lion Rampant,  and Scottish Saltires.


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Qty  Description                           

Price

The Lion Rampant Cross Stitch Kit   $19.95
Declaration of Arbroath (Aida) Cross Stitch Kit $24.95
Declaration of Arbroath (Evenweave) X- Stitch Kit $21.95

Quick Facts

  • The Lion Rampant was probably first used in the 12th century by the Scottish king William the Lion.  With the union of the crowns of England and Scotland in 1603 the flag became the British Monarch's Scottish Standard up to and including the current British Queen Elizabeth.

  • Despite Robert the Bruce's crushing victory over Edward II at Bannockburn in 1314, the English king persisted in his claim to sovereignty over Scotland.  It was for this reason that the Declaration of Arbroath was penned at Arbroath Abbey and sent to the Pope at Avignon to persuade him to recognize Scotland's independence.

  • The document achieved two things - it encouraged the Pope to pressurize the English into making peace with Scotland.  It also helped further galvanize the Scots into a Nation and  the famous extract below epitomizes this spirit.

  • "For so long as a hundred of us remain alive, we will yield in no least way to English dominion. For we fight, not for glory nor for riches nor for honour, but only and alone for Freedom, which no good man surrenders but with his life".

Quick links to other Scottish Heritage Collections

Heiland Coo

Ancient Thistle

Tartan Thistle

Scottish Flowers

Traditional Scottish

Mary Queen of Scots

Scottish Verse

Edinburgh

Scottish Patriotic

Scottie & Westies

Safe Haven

Scottish Thistles

Victorian Thistles

 

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